- Type 1 diabetes in adults and children one year and older
- Type 2 diabetes in adults and children one year and older
$49 per month
- Type 1 diabetes in adults and children six years and older
- Type 2 diabetes in adults
$49 per month
Drug facts and comparison
You should not use Tresiba if you:
You should talk to your doctor before using Tresiba if you:
You should not use Lantus if you:
You should talk to your doctor before using Lantus if you:
Once per day
Once per day
A 10 ml, 100 unit vial of Tresiba costs approximately $363
A 10 ml, 100 unit vial of Lantus costs approximately $306
Injectable insulins like Tresiba and Lantus are an effective treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. While your doctor will be able to prescribe the best possible insulin for your condition, it is important to know the differences between them. To help, here we explain clearly and simply what Lantus and Tresiba are, how they work, and the similarities and differences between them.
Insulin is a natural hormone your body produces. It helps your cells absorb glucose from your blood and makes sure you maintain a healthy blood glucose level. Lantus and Tresiba are both synthetic (man-made) versions of insulin. While they work in the same way as the insulin your body naturally produces, they are designed to be longer acting.
Tresiba and Lantus are usually injected once a day to help your body maintain a healthy blood glucose level throughout the day and night. They are active for 24 hours after injecting, often for longer, depending on the dose you take.
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Tresiba and Lantus are both long-acting insulins used to treat diabetes. The medications are similar, but there are some key differences between Lantus and Tresiba.
Both Lantus and Tresiba are proven to be effective treatments for type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but which is the most effective?
Two reviews of the research into the effectiveness of Tresiba and Lantus (one covering 15 trials and 16,694 patients and the other covering 18 trials and 16,791 patients) found both medications reduced blood glucose by a comparable amount. Both reviews found that Tresiba was less likely to cause hypoglycemia and concluded that it may be more suitable for patients who are prone to hypoglycemia.
Both Lantus and Tresiba can be bought as:
The cost of Tresiba and Lantus without insurance can vary by retailer and the amount you buy. It will also depend on whether you buy pre-filled pens, cartridges, or vials. Based on average prices for a comparable amount of each medication, Lantus is generally cheaper than Tresiba.
The cost of Lantus and Tresiba, if you have insurance, will depend on the details of your healthcare plan. Contact your pharmacist or insurance provider to calculate your copay with your current insurance.
If you’re approved for Lantus or Tresiba assistance through NiceRx, you could get your prescription for only $49 per month. We may be able to help you even if you have insurance. Fill in our online enrollment application to find out more.
Lantus and Tresiba are both long-acting insulins prescribed to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. They can both help you manage your blood sugar level over a 24-hour period, but they are not the same insulin. They each contain a different form of insulin. Lantus contains insulin glargine and Tresiba contains insulin degludec, meaning they may affect you differently.
Although both Tresiba and Lantus are long-acting insulins that work similarly, they are different forms of insulin. This means that they are not interchangeable. If your doctor has prescribed either Tresiba or Lantus to you, you should take the one prescribed and not switch one for the other.
Tresiba is a long-acting insulin that helps you manage your blood glucose throughout the day and night. Other long-acting insulins include Lantus, Levemir, Basaglar, and Toujeo Solostar. These insulins all contain a different form of insulin but work in a similar way and last for a similar amount of time.
Tresiba can make you gain weight. Not everyone who takes Tresiba will gain weight, but weight gain is a common side effect of all insulins. Talk to your doctor about ways you can prevent or minimize weight gain if you have been prescribed Tresiba.
There is no conclusive research on the effects of Lantus or Tresiba on pregnant women. Insulin may affect an unborn baby, but high blood sugar levels during pregnancy are also dangerous for both the mother and baby. Insulins like Lantus or Tresiba may also lower the risk of diabetes complications. Talk to your doctor if you are taking insulin and you are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant.
The cost of Tresiba and Lantus will vary by retailer. Whether you buy pre-filled pens, cartridges, or vials of insulin will also affect the price. However, when comparing similar amounts and forms of Tresiba and Lantus, Tresiba is usually more expensive than Lantus.
Both Tresiba and Lantus are similar long-acting insulins used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. They are not the same however. With key differences between them, it is important to always take the one that has been prescribed to you.
If you would like to change for any reason you should speak to your doctor and follow their advice. If your doctor has prescribed Lantus or Tresiba to you, you may be able to receive your insulin for only $49 per month with NiceRx. Complete our online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for Tresiba or Lantus assistance.